Reg Top Tens Compaq's Wildfire

Stats'n'facts you never knew - or wanted to...

The first in an occasional series. This time round it's the...

...WildFire™* Math-tastic Top Ten, writes Terry Shannon

10 Number of GS-Series prototypes built before first revenue shipment: 124

9 Aggregate tpmC of GS-Series systems in Marlboro, MA lab: 50 million

8 Estimated speed of first GS-Series IBM EV68 CPU upgrade: 1044MHz

7 Number of CPUs in second-generation GS-Series cabinet: 64

6 Architectural CPU limit for EV8-based GS-Series system: 512

5) Near-term tpmC goal for GS-Series cluster: 1 million

4 Time it takes to build, test, and ship a GS-Series system: 30 days

3 Average GS-Series system price (not including storage): $475K USD

2 Largest single order of GS-Series systems to date: 375

1 Largest single order of second-generation GS-Series EV7 systems: 100 units

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